Rwanda is indeed a distinctive Safari destination in Africa and a home to the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. The 5days safari will give you the opportunity to take game drives in Akagera National Park, track the gentle Gorillas in Volcanoes National park, excellent bird watching, cultural excursions and Nature walks.
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport
Upon arrival in Rwanda, you will meet your driver guide at the airport and then transfer eastwards to Akagera National Park near Tanzania boarder. It is just a 2 hrs drive and along the journey, you will be exposed to beautiful scenic viewing. Have lunch and Proceed with the southern game drive alongside the Lake Ihema circuit where a plenty of animals can be seen, including Elephants, Masai Giraffes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and also many other mammal species. This game drive will also enable you to clearly view the gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies.
Day 2: Akagera National Park | Game drive, Boat trip
Wake up early in the morning and proceed for an early morning game drive in the northern circuit of the park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern circuit where you will see hippos, crocodiles and even more wildlife than on the lake circuit. Return to your place of accommodation for a late breakfast; relax along the pool side as you wait for lunch. After lunch, embark on a Boat ride on Lake Ihema, which will reward you with large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 3: Akagera National Park – Kigali City – Volcanoes National Park
Have early breakfast and drive back to Kigali, visit the Genocide Memorial, where you will hear stories of survival and the heart-warming stories of recovery and rebuilding hope. Have lunch, and then proceed north-wards through the beautiful terraced hillsides of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome volcanoes with a clear view of about 5 peaks .
Day 4: Parc National des Volcans | Gorilla Tracking
This the day for Gorilla tracking excursion: We will wake-up early for breakfast, drive to Kinigi station (with packed lunch and water) for a 30 minutes briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ while with gorillas. Thereafter, join your trackers and head up the slopes of the Forest to visit one of the habituated groups of gorillas. The trek is quite strenuous, so you should be able to hike for 2-8 hours on steep mountain trails. Sight and stay with gorillas is for 1 hour. Return to the lodge and rest. If the evening is free, we can take a short cultural tour to nearby communities.
Day 5: Parc National des volcans – Kigali – Departure
Have a nice relaxed final morning, where we can just soak in the ambiance of the place, reflect back upon the adventures of our past week, and pack. Depending on our flight schedules we may have lunch at the Lodge and then depart for Kigali for your return flight.
End of Safari
Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and
Preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience.
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